Helena Ifeka (Pupil)

Year of Call: 2020

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | Commercial Law | Discrimination & Equality | Employment | Personal Injury | Public & Administrative Law


Helena Ifeka accepts instructions across all areas of chambers work.

Helena especially enjoys in-person advocacy and has represented clients in person in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and County Courts, as well as remotely.

Helena is currently instructed in a wide range of employment, personal injury, and commercial claims. She has particular experience and interest in unfair dismissal claims involving reinstatement and reengagement and in claims concerning worker status. Helena has represented vulnerable parties and obtained adjustments to enable them to participate fully in proceedings.

Helena completed pupillage at a leading commercial set where she gained experience in consumer protection and commercial law, employment, health & safety, group actions, personal injury, property, and public & administrative law.

Before pupillage Helena worked as a Legal Officer for the Baptist Union, where she advised on property and trust law, GDPR, and assisted in preparation for the IICSA enquiry into child protection in religious organisations.

Prior to retraining in law Helena ran business transformation programmes and worked as an IT and management consultant. She has strong commercial skills combined with extensive experience in systems and business implementations and outsourcing in the private and public sectors.

Helena won the National Client Interviewing Competition in 2018 and was a national finalist in the BPP Mooting Competition and a semi-finalist in the Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition in 2019.


Middle Temple Queen Mother Scholarship

Oxford University Press Prize (Top-Ranked Student in Year) (Oxford Brookes)

Fulbright Scholarship (Australia)

Arthur Macquarie Scholarship (University of Sydney)

University Medal (University of Sydney)

English Society Award (University of Sydney)

Advocate Pro Bono Award: 25 for 25 Challenge





BPTC (Very Competent) – BPP
GDL (Distinction) – Oxford Brookes
MPhil – Columbia University, USA
MA – Columbia University, USA
BA Honours (1st Class, Medal) – University of Sydney, Australia


Renewi v Pamment (EAT) (in person): an appeal against a finding of unfair dismissal.

Pamment v Renewi [2021] UKET 3201672/2020: unfair dismissal and reinstatement.

Musa v Samworth Bros (ET) (in person): unfair dismissal, reinstatement, reengagement.

Caparo v MarketAxess Europe Ltd (ET): employee and contract worker status under the Equality Act 2010; reasonable adjustments.